Lyft Premier™ & Lyft Lux rides for drivers

Heads up: Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV are available in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York City, Orange County (California), Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. We're continuing to expand these ride types, so they may be available in your city soon!

Lyft has a few ride types that allow drivers with qualifying high-end vehicles the chance to earn more:

  • Lyft Premier™: High-end, four seats, the perfect way to add a little luxury and arrive in style
  • Lyft Lux: Premium black car service limited to only the most luxurious makes and models*
  • Lyft Lux SUV: Premium black SUV service with spaciousness for parties of up to six*

What’s the difference between Premier and Lux? How do I qualify for these ride types? Both Premier and Lux rides require drivers to maintain a 4.7 or higher rating. The biggest difference between Premier and Lux/Lux SUV is which cars are eligible in each ride type.

To qualify for Lyft Premier:

Lyft Premier is no longer available in New York City. Drivers in New York City whose vehicles were Premier-approved before May 25, 2017, can still give Lux rides.

To qualify for Lux or Lux SUV:

  • Drive in a Lyft city where Lux or Lux SUV is available*
  • Drive an approved Lux or Lux SUV vehicle

How do I opt in to receive Premier or Lux/Lux SUV rides?

Current Lyft drivers:

  1. Log in to your Driver Dashboard
  2. If you have a qualifying vehicle, select it as your active vehicle
  3. Confirm your seat type
  4. If your vehicle meets the requirements, you’re automatically opted in to receive Premier, Lux, or Lux SUV requests

New Lyft drivers:

  1. Maintain a 4.7 rating
  2. If your vehicle meets the requirements, you’re automatically opted in to receive Premier, Lux, or Lux SUV requests

Can I receive only Premier, Lux, or Lux SUV ride requests? Yes, you can change your ride request type in the app. Here’s how:

  1. Open the app, then tap your profile photo in the top left corner
  2. Tap ‘Driver Dashboard’
  3. Tap the ‘Vehicles’ tab
  4. Tap the arrow on 'Ride preferences'
  5. Select the ride types you want. Note that you'll only receive ride requests that you're eligible for and that are available in your region.
    • Accept all eligible ride types: all ride types your vehicle qualifies for
    • Accept Premium rides only: Plus, Premier, Lux, and Lux SUV rides
    • Accept Lux Rides only: Lux and Lux SUV rides




Heads up: Using Premier-, Lux-, or Lux SUV-only may reduce the number of requests you receive.

What is Lyft's commission for these ride types? To see how we calculate commission for different ride types, read Lyft’s Commission Structure. You can also see your full commission schedule on the 'Payments' tab of your Driver Dashboard.

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